Call it a royal inheritance: “The Crown” is pulling from its own ranks to cast teenage Prince William in the final seasons of the hit Netflix drama.

After searching far and wide for a young actor to fill the role, producers have found someone closer to home: Senan West, the 13-year-old son of Dominic West, who’s taking over from Josh O’Connor as Prince CharlesIn the fifth and sixth seasons.

In his first on-screen appearance, the teen will play “a slightly older Prince William, portraying him as he begins to mature into a young man,” Variety reports. Casting information is being gathered about the young actors who will play this role. Prince Harryis yet to be confirmed.

“It’s believed the young actor’s audition, submitted via tape by his agent, caught the attention of the show’s producers,” the outlet claimed.

In the final episodes, the younger West will debut, with his dad being more prominent.

Newcomers Elizabeth Debicki and Lesley Manville will be playing Princess Diana and Princess Margaret respectively. Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip. Imelda Stanton is long confirmed to succeed Emmy-winner Olivia Colman. Queen Elizabeth II. Jonny Lee Miller is also set to make an appearance as Prime Minister John Major, while “The Kite Runner” actor Khalid Abdalla will portray the doomed Dodi Fayed, who died in the infamous Paris car crash with Diana.

The next chapter of “The Crown” will reportedly propel the drama into the 1990s and chronicle the end of Prince Charles and Diana’s marriage and her eventual death in 1997, which took place when William was just 15 years old.

The filming for the next season has begun. Photos of cast members in their full royal regalia are now online. The fans were especially thrilled. paparazzi images that circulated earlier this month of Debicki in character, wearing Diana’s so-called “revenge dress.”

Peter Morgan, the showrunner, announced its final season despite previously having said so. reversed course last yearIt was announced by the network that the series would be extended for a sixth season.

While the creators have yet to reveal just how close “The Crown” will inch to the present day, the final seasons will avoid covering any current royal drama and presumably leave off somewhere in the early 2000s.

Netflix likely is keen to keep “The Crown” around as long as possible, as the show delivered a clean sweep of all seven drama categories, including the prize for Outstanding Drama Series, at the Emmys this year— a first in the history of the awards show.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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